The 5 things you need to know about the 2018 Jaguar E-Pace
What about safety features?
The Jaguar E-Pace hasn’t been tested yet by Euro NCAP or ANCAP, but offers a raft of active safety features, including:
Blind Spot Assist: The technology combines the capabilities of Blind Spot Monitor with the Lane Keep Assist functionality to prevent drivers sideswiping another vehicle. If another vehicle is detected in the E-Pace’s blind spot and the driver attempts to steer into its path, Blind Spot Assist applies corrective steering torque to prevent the lane change. The driver is simultaneously alerted by a flashing LED in the corresponding side mirror. If necessary, the driver is able to override the corrective steering torque.
Forward Traffic Monitor: The E-Pace’s 360-degree Surround Camera includes the new Forward Traffic Monitor. When Junction View is selected, the grille-mounted camera displays a feed of traffic approaching from either side, while Forward Traffic Monitor displays a warning if an oncoming vehicle is detected.
Adaptive Driving Beam: Jaguar’s advanced Adaptive Driving Beam is available as part of the advanced Matrix LED headlights system. The vehicle’s forward-facing camera detects the presence of oncoming vehicles and adjusts the pattern of the light beams to prevent them from dazzling other drivers without compromising visibility.
Park Assist: The Park Assist function can steer the vehicle into parallel and bay parking spaces. The ultrasonic sensors measure the space to ensure suitability and then steers the vehicle itself – the driver simply controls the accelerator and brakes.
Beyond this, the Jaguar E-Pace obviously features all-wheel drive, ISOFIX mounts, traction and stability controls, trailer stability assist, hill start assist, corner brake control, roll stability assist, a full suite of airbags and a pedestrian airbag. In the event of an impact with a pedestrian at speeds between 25-50km/h (16-31mph), the Active Bonnet lifts and the pedestrian airbag deploys from beneath its trailing edge. The airbag inflates to cover the base of the windscreen within 50-60 milliseconds of a collision.